Whilst the footings for the current job are still being being prepared, we have made a start on the next frame. It’s great that the majority of our work has been local (within a few miles), but this one is in the same parish as the workshop, so defiantly brownie points for reducing transportation emissions.


This small frame has been architect designed, with close studding and a simple king post roof. One end is to be hipped with dragon ties at the wall plate level.  Pictures of what that last sentence means will be posted once the joints have been cut!


Here are a few pics of the ‘dragon ties’ and the level wall plate assembly for the hip…



Here’s an exploded view of this corner joint, note the housed tenon for the tie beam timber.